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Administrative Unit: Nursing Department
Course Prefix and Number: NURS 209
Course Title: Introduction to Nursing
Number of:
Credit Hours 6
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 3
Catalog Description:

This introductory course to nursing is designed to expose the student to the health care environment and to develop basic care skills. This course is required for those students who have little or no health care experience before applying to the nursing program. Important concepts and essential basic skills in clinical patient care for the beginning nursing student are discussed and practiced.  Other topics include study skills, test-taking strategies, information technology, medical terminology, math assessment and communication skills.  $50 lab fee.  Students with equivalent nursing experience may be able to test out of this course if desired.  A $50 testing fee will be charged.  Prerequisites: BIOL 110; BIOL 110L; CHEM 109 or CHEM 110 and CHEM 112,  with a grade of C or higher.


 

 
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

BIOL 110;  BIOL 110L;  CHEM 109 or CHEM 110 and CHEM 112,  with a grade of C or higher.

 
Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Fall (1st 8 weeks), Spring (1st 8 weeks) and Summer.

 
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Most Current editions of the following:



Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants 7th Edition
By Sorrentino, S. A. (Mosby)
Required
Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants: Workbook
By Sorrentino, S. A. (Mosby)
Required
Mosby's Nursing Assistant Video Skills
By Kelly, R. T. (Mosby)
Required
Fundamentals of Nursing with CD Package
By Potter, P. & Perry, A. (Mosby Elsevier)
Required
Exploring Medical Language: A Student Directed Approach
By Brooks, M. .L. (Mosby)
Recommended
Test Success: Test Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students, 5th Edition
By F. A. Davis
Recommended
 
Course Objectives

  • To identify traits of multidisciplinary teams that contribute to nursing and quality outcomes for the patient.
  • To discuss the role, responsibilities and opportunities of a registered nurse.
  • To identify traits of successful nursing students in study skills, test-taking, time management and organization.
  • To identify and demonstrate basic nursing skills utilized by the registered nurse to gain information (assessment) and provide comfort to patients of the healthcare system.
  • To introduce health-related abbreviations and terminology.
  • To identify and demonstrate successful communication techniques necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry.

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    Measurable Learning Outcomes:

  • Appropriately use beginning medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Demonstrate basic nursing skills in the skills lab and in the clinical area.
  • List attributes of successful nursing students.
  • Identify potential job opportunities in the nursing field.
  • Participate in a clinical nursing experience with patients and team members.
  • Demonstrate beginning communication skills with healthcare workers and patients.
  • Identify roles of other healthcare professionals in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Identify skills and resources that the registered nurse may use to assist the patient or family in adjusting to health or illness.

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    Topical Outline:

  • Study skills, test taking, time management, organization
  • Role of the registered nurse
  • Medical terminology
  • Communication in the healthcare setting
  • Basic nursing skills

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    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 40

     
    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at http://www.ccis.edu/offices/library/index.asp. You may access them from off-campus using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

     
    Prepared by: Linda Claycomb Date: July 10, 2012
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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